Q: Do I need to make an appointment?
A: Walk-ins are welcome! However, appointments are highly recommended. Please call 206-383-9594 for availability.
Q: How far in advance should I book an appointment?
A: We suggest scheduling an appointment 24-48 hours in advance and sometimes up to a week for on-site/mobile services.
Q: What is Clay Bar?
A: Clay Bar is detailing clay used to clean the paint. Claying removes stubborn road and nature contaminants that has bonded to your paints surface over time. In result, claying leaves your paint soft and smooth which preps the paint for a polish and/or wax.
Q: Does waxing remove scratches?
A: Unfortunately, wax is not designed to remove scratches. Wax provides a layer of protection. Polishing removes imperfections.
Q: Is your mobile service extra?
A: Our mobile service charge is only $45.
Q: How far does your mobile service travel?
A: Our mobile unit travels in the greater Seattle area. However, we are able to accomodate locations outside our service range for an additional fee.
Q: Are you guys open on weekends?
A: Yes, we are open on Saturday's and closed on Sunday's
Q: What are the differences between waxes, synthetic sealants, and coatings?
When faced with the options of what you want to protect your vehicle with, we find that educating you on the difference between coatings, waxes, and sealants can aid you in choosing the protection that best suits your needs.
Q: What is Wax?
A: Wax has been around since the dawn of auto detailing and probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon. While wax adds a natural and beautiful shine to paint, its UV protective properties can be less than sub-par unless it is genuine 100% Carnauba wax. Jars of pure carnauba wax can range upwards of $400 for a single container! Even at this level, your paint will be protected only for a few months.
Q: What is Synthetic Sealant?
Synthetic sealants are man-made and polymer-based which adhere and bind to clear-coat. They are purposely designed for longevity and protection against UV Rays and elements of our environment. They can last anywhere from 2 months up to 8-12 months depending which you choose. Aside from protection, sealants add a deep shine, as well excellent water beading and hydrophobic properties.
Q: When it comes to window tint, what is an illegal shade?
Here is a link that will answer all your questions regarding the legality of window tint in Washington state, https://www.tinting-laws.com/washington/.
Q: What are glass/ceramic coatings?
Glass and ceramic coatings are the latest and most revolutionary way to protect the paint on your vehicle or aircraft on the market today. Using nanotechnology, these coatings bind to the surface creating an extremely durable and protective layer; separating your vehicles paint and interior surfaces from the harsh elements of the environment.
How long can I expect my coating to last?
The longevity of glass and crystal coatings depends on a couple variables; the first being the type of coating you choose to have us apply. There are single application coatings as well as multi-level applications which gives better hardness and durability. This is what separates Ceramic Pro from the other coatings on the market. It is designed to be multi-layerable, giving you a thicker, more durable layer. Other coatings on the market are single layer and are not engineered to stack on top of the other. Another variable to longevity is how well you maintain your vehicle after the coating is applied. Many people think that by the claims of 'no wax ever again' that they can just wash their car indefinitely without the coating wearing off. Many coating companies claim some of their products last a lifetime or 10 years, 5 years, etc. We believe some of these companies' claims to be true, however they still need to be properly maintained. We recommend once a coating is applied; you should visit our Scottsdale detailing facility for your washing maintenance, or on a quarterly or bi-annual basis to maintain the coating and apply an extra layer of protection to keep your paint in the best shape it possibly can. The biggest issue after a coating is applied is how your vehicle is maintained. If someone runs their car through a tunnel wash or a hand wash service that uses harsh soaps, dirty mitts/sponges, detergents or abrasion through brushes, this can compromise the coatings lifespan by half, void the warranty, as well as increase the risk factor for scratching the vehicle.
The bottom line is that whether your car is coated, wax, or sealed, proper maintenance is key to maximize longevity of your protection.
Q: What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is engineering, science, and technology conducted at the molecular and atomic level. In the case of coatings, this is beneficial because characteristics such as hardness, lightness, smoothness, and heat resistance can be manipulated to be greatly enhanced.
How do coatings work?
Coatings work due to nanotechnology. Since molecules and atoms are manipulated to optimize temperature resistance and hardness, this gives coatings hydrophobic properties. Hydrophobia literally means 'fear of water.' This property is what makes water literally fall off the surface when it makes contact. The amount of hydrophobia a surface can obtain depends on its anchor pattern.
Q: What is an anchor pattern?
A: An anchor pattern is simply the profile of a surface. Every surface at the microscopic level has "peaks and valleys". Your vehicle's clear coat and paint have an anchor pattern that generally has long peaks and valleys. The longer they are, the more risk there is for particles in the environment to embed themselves into, and the increased chance of corrosion, both which can lead to clear coat and paint failure. Coatings have very short peaks and valleys; when applied to paint, they adhere and form a protective layer over the anchor patterns of paint, leaving the top of the surface with a durable layer and an anchor pattern that is highly resistant to the elements mentioned above. The smaller the anchor pattern, the less chance of corrosion. When peaks and valleys are shorter, the surface will feel smooth to the touch.Q: What preparation is needed before I have my vehicle coated?
A: We recommend having the paint of your vehicle as close to perfect as possible before applying a glass or crystal coating. If scratches and imperfections are not removed prior to application, they will be trapped under the surface of the coating and will not be able to be removed unless drastic measures are taken such as wet sanding to remove the coating, then removing the scratches, and then reapplying the coating after the scratches are taken out. Depending on the condition of your vehicle will determine which paint correction package of ours best suits your vehicle's needs.
Visit our paint-correction page by clicking here.
There is a reason why some cars look better than other cars. It’s not by chance or luck, nor does it have anything to do with the type of year, make or model. The owners have taken the time to care for them and kept them looking in tip top shape.
Taking care of your car offers many benefits. Consider these four reasons why it’s important to wash your car regularly:
Maintaining the cleanliness of your vehicle can and will give you a higher resale value. Let’s face it, there is a lot of subjectivity when appraising cars. Certainly, the car needs to be in good working order, mileage and year all have to be taken into consideration as well. However, a car that’s in good condition vs. a car in bad condition, is simply going to be worth more to the appraiser or potential buyer.
There is something about driving around town in a car that is well kept and clean inside. It makes you feel different as a person as it’s just one more area of your life that’s organized. We also know that first impressions can mean a lot. Is your vehicle ready for a passengers? Cleanliness is next to godliness.
Wanting the "new car" feeling is one big reason why people buy a new or newer car. But really, all you need is an auto detail and you can achieve the same "new car" feeling without having a "new car" payment.
Many states experience bad weather in the winter and car owners need to keep the salt and other road contaminants off their cars. Other states have a lot of heat and sun in the summertime and need to protect their cars with a wax, paint sealant or coating.
Paint eventually oxidizes, then slowly starts to come off or easily chip away, which then makes the car susceptible to rusting. Not only will this bring down the value of the car, it makes it look really bad. Having your car clean and protected on a regular basis will keep your car’s paint looking glossy and shiny.
Does it really matter what we drive? Would'nt we rather drive a clean car than a dirty car?